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Peter Bardwell | profile | all galleries >> .. other Italian places >> Rome, and Lazio >> Sperlonga tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Sperlonga

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Sperlonga is a popular holiday spot for Romans, about an hour's train ride south of the city,
with a medieval centre that stands on a headland with miles of beaches to each side.
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Nearby are the remains of a imperial villa built for Tiberius, where he lived after leaving Capri.
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A museum there houses reconstructed statues found in the ruins of that villa - including a
gigantic version of "The Blinding of Polyphemos" from the Grotto.

Although a little old now, these two cover the town and its surroundings:

_ http://www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/177.pdf

_ http://www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/179.pdf


Scans of photos and slides taken in 1999 and 2000
Click on the individual photos to see larger versions, or press "Slideshow" !
Early evening view from the Aurora
Early evening view from the Aurora
The marina at Sperlonga
The marina at Sperlonga
The Truglia tower
The Truglia tower
The view northwards
The view northwards
Hotel Aurora
Hotel Aurora
More beachtime
More beachtime
Southern side of the promontory
Southern side of the promontory
Northwards, towards Terracina
Northwards, towards Terracina
The southern beach at Sperlonga
The southern beach at Sperlonga
Empty beach chairs
Empty beach chairs
The coast south of Sperlonga and the road to Gaeta
The coast south of Sperlonga and the road to Gaeta
Unusual mural of Saracens in Sperlonga
Unusual mural of Saracens in Sperlonga
Mediterranean architechture
Mediterranean architechture
Climbing towards the old town
Climbing towards the old town
The main square in Sperlonga's old town
The main square in Sperlonga's old town
Memorial cross
Memorial cross
Ruins of Tiberius' villa by the beach
Ruins of Tiberius' villa by the beach
More of the villa ruins
More of the villa ruins
Sperlonga - Tiberius' grotto
Sperlonga - Tiberius' grotto
The Blinding of Polyphemus
The Blinding of Polyphemus
The prow of Ulysses' ship
The prow of Ulysses' ship
Statue of a child
Statue of a child
It's the eyes
It's the eyes
Mask
Mask
Sunset view from Sperlonga
Sunset view from Sperlonga
Evening in Sperlonga
Evening in Sperlonga
The beach and headland at night
The beach and headland at night
Bus times, summer 2012
Bus times, summer 2012